One of the most strategic factors in entering the software development market is not only the campaigns and plans but also the talented and enthusiastic staff. Of course, a good leader will always have the vision and breakthrough to set itself apart from the competition. Whether it is the difference in service, processing, price... or whatever reason, clients always have a final threshold to evaluate that team, which is the quality of the product.
Product quality is closely related to the talent team and is not an exception to an offshore development team. I am Thanh (Bruce) Pham, and as the CEO of Saigon Technology - a leading software outsourcing company in Vietnam, I also have abundant helpful perspectives and advice about the popular concern on ‘how to build a tech team’ for clients as well as other young software outsourcing enterprises. In this article, I would share the top 5 crucial factors for readers worldwide to have a better overview when building a tech team in another country, especially in Vietnam. Hopefully, you may obtain and collect your own knowledge about forming a complete team successfully!
1. Clearly determine the crucial items
At first glance, the building tech team might not be a very complicated category. However, what if you are an expert in other continents of the world and wish to own a dedicated tech team in Vietnam? Obviously, you’d better research this country.
First and foremost, culture is what really matters. Since your employees will be greatly influenced by the culture of the host country. But keep our respect for their cultural traits, and find a common voice together.
Secondly, an equally important factor is whether your business model is suitable for a country like Vietnam? Or a team of engineers from Vietnam? Surely the answer will come when you actually do thorough research of the customer file, customer segmentation, and nature of your business. In that way, you could attract talented employees who can help you develop more with the same tech team in Vietnam.
2. Always update new trends
Technology goes hand in hand and goes hand in hand with the needs of all mankind, so keeping yourselves up-to-date is also an extremely important factor before starting a new software-based business.
If you are someone who always reads books, newspapers, and updates the news every day, this will be extremely easy. However, what if you are too busy? Indeed, as a leader or in senior positions, it's not that simple when you have so many things to do every minute. However, no matter how busy, the trend is still the most important. What if you don't want to follow the trend that 'trails' others have created? Be brave to start a new technology trend, right with your team and with the luggage you have in hand!
3. Choose your dedicated team members carefully
There will be quite a lot of work and tasks to do here. But to be fair, if you find the right partners, the worklist will be completed quickly. In common roles, you will probably want someone who is security savvy, someone who can monitor the software and hardware needs of the business, an employee with good communication skills, and an invisible-but-crucial link between the customer and the team so the project works out in the best way. Each selected employee plays a role and contributes to the success of the organization. So always be careful in setting up a dedicated team.
4. Maintain cohesion among team members
After the team formation has been formed and unified, you will go to work together, your business will run and everything will gradually go into trajectory. Since each member plays a completely different role, a lack of cohesion or inconsistencies in the working process will inevitably occur. At this point, you need to choose the CIO or CTO - the person in charge - to manage everyone, and you also need to have time to work closely with your subordinates to increase solidarity.
5. Pick the most appropriate team - and get worried less
A good team is not necessarily a team of only the best talent, but sometimes only the most suitable pieces to support each other and support yourself. It may sound quite subjective, but in reality, there are many suitable teams out there that you accidentally ignore because of overestimating the size and quantity of their talents.
The above 5 crucial factors above are only the most general ones for you to filter out your vision and orientation for your business plan. Flexibility is still the most essential element for a successful software product development project. You can add some steps or remove unnecessary steps to the nature of your project. It is entirely possible because the size of the business, the target audience, and the end goal are always different; so surely the case study of the other business will not completely match with the case study of your own business. But after all, the satisfaction of your customers is the most important thing, right?
Maybe you haven't started working yet, but if you get started, then why not take Saigon Technology as your consideration, since in Vietnam it is a brilliant name between the list of prominent names in the software industry in the general and offshore development center in particular, which have approached and handled many different large-small projects for a wide range of customers in the US, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands…
They also boast a dedicated team with top-knot talents in Vietnam with 2 branches in the two most vibrant cities - Ho Chi Minh & Da Nang. Besides, the application of modern and proactive project handling is also a highlight, as each ODC is built for only one client during project implementation, with each member would get in charge, commitment to the job, and compliance with the customer's business goals and processes. Therefore, choosing the appropriate ODC force would turn into a valuable extension of customers, contributing to growth and success ahead for the whole business.